Toni Basil is the one-hit wonder behind 'Mickey', that annoying eighties pop song that won't leave your head once you've heard it.

Thankfully that's not her only contribution to culture.

Toni Basil on the ABC Television Network dance show American Bandstand. Photo / Getty
Toni Basil on the ABC Television Network dance show American Bandstand. Photo / Getty

Basil is also an accomplished dancer who choreographed for pop acts including Talking Heads, David Bowie, Bette Midler and Tina Turner.

My favorite of L.A Toni Basil (legend) Toni Basil I was honored to participate in the workshop All4house as well as all those present, many of the participants did not know. Thank you to her for this gift Amaziiiiiiinnnnng.I took the biggest slap of humility by septengenaire artist. The trend becomes Obsolete while the real dance is timeless! The urban griot. One All4house music for every dance and One House for every culture! Mon coup de coeur de L.A Toni Basil (légende vivante) Toni Basil m'a fait l'honneur de participer au All4house workshop au même titre que toutes les personnes présentes, beaucoup des participants ne la connaissais pas. Merci à elle pour ce cadeau Amaziiiiiiinnnnng. J'ai pris la plus grosse giffle d'humilité par une artiste septengenaire. La tendance devient Obsolète tandis que la real Danse est intemporel ! Le griot urbain. All4house One music for every dance and One House for every culture !

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Earlier this summer Basil attended incognito a workshop held by French dancer Babson Baba Sy, Buzzfeed reported.

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When Baba Sy realised who she was he asked her to dance. The result was nothing short of breathtaking.

Musician David Byrne, founding member and principal songwriter of Talking Heads, photographed in 1987 with singer-songwriter choreographer Toni Basil. Photo / Getty
Musician David Byrne, founding member and principal songwriter of Talking Heads, photographed in 1987 with singer-songwriter choreographer Toni Basil. Photo / Getty

"I've always been a dancer, and I will always be a dancer," Basil told BuzzFeed.

"Dance has been my lover, my doctor. I know I have my health because of this."